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7512954 Method and mechanism for debugging a series of related events within a computer system  
The present invention provides a method and mechanism for debugging a series of related events within a computer system. According to an embodiment, when tracing a series of related events that...
7506234 Signature circuit, semiconductor device having the same and method of reading signature information  
A signature circuit in a semiconductor chip includes a signature program circuit configured to be programmed with signature information and to output a signature signal in response to the...
7506314 Method for automatically collecting trace detail and history data  
A tracing method operates at a low level of detail during normal program execution and automatically provides an increased level of detail during exception situations. The tracing method also...
7506214 Application for diagnosing and reporting status of an adapter  
Method, apparatus, system and computer program product for analyzing and reporting the status of an adapter in a data processing system. The system includes a service application having the...
7502971 Determining a recurrent problem of a computer resource using signatures  
A computer system includes a signature creation engine operable to determine signatures representing states of a computer resource from metrics for the computer resource. The computer system also...
7502972 Reducing log entries using hash keys  
An example of this presentation deals with the way the events emitted from a component can be grouped from the development phase, so that when the problem occurs in the production environment, the...
7500141 Saving state data in parallel in a multi-processor system  
A method, system and program product save state data in a multi-processor system. A problem in the multi-processor system is detected and a statesave thread is spawned for each processor in the...
7500152 Apparatus and method for time ordering events in a system having multiple time domains  
A system and method time orders events that occur in various portions of the system (10) where different time domains (12, 22, 32) exist. Timestamping circuitry (e.g. 40) is provided in each of a...
7500145 Anomaly-driven software switch to capture event responses and automate recovery  
Anomaly-driven software for capturing and automating responses to computer anomalies is disclosed. Computer anomalies are processed by identifying the occurrence of an anomaly and correcting the...
7500151 Data logging in a motor vehicle  
The invention relates to a method for logging messages on a data bus and temporarily storing the sent messages in a cyclically overwritable volatile storing means. The temporarily stored messages...
7496902 Data and instruction address compression  
An improved method, apparatus, and computer instructions for compressing trace data. An instruction stream is identified, and in response to identifying the instruction stream, the instruction...
7493525 Method and system for managing failure information  
A method, system and apparatus for managing data pertaining to the failure of a network device are provided. The data is stored in a memory, and access to the stored data is provided. The memory...
7493526 System and method for supporting debugging of host channel adapters in a logical partitioning  
A method, system, and computer-usable medium for supporting debugging of host channel adapters in a logical partitioning environment. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, a...
7493518 System and method of managing events on multiple problem ticketing system  
The “Multiple Problem Ticket Creation Tool” (MPTCT) creates problem tickets on a network connected by an enterprise services bus having servers on the network with different problem ticketing...
7490271 Semiconductor device mounting chip having tracing function  
A trace chip monitors a signal between a target logic chip having a data processing circuit mounted thereon and a memory chip having a memory storing data to be used by the target logic chip...
7480833 Method and system for performing a hardware trace  
Methods and systems for pre-detecting a hardware hang in a processor. The methods comprise maintaining a count of a number of cycles in a predefined time interval without an instruction being...
7478282 Log acquisition method and its control program and storage medium  
A log acquisition method which can easily acquire processing logs of software, and can reduce the number of processes required to analyze bugs is provided. More specifically, a log acquisition...
7478302 Signal integrity self-test architecture  
A method suitable for testing an integrated circuit device is disclosed, the device comprising at least one module, wherein the at least one module incorporates at least one associated module...
7475291 Apparatus and method to generate and save run time data  
A method is disclosed to generate and save run time data. The method supplies an embedded device comprising a processor which includes a processor cache, memory, a hardware trace facility...
7469362 Using a call stack hash to record the state of a process  
In embodiments of the invention, selected aspects of a process' call stacks are hashed, and the hash is used to capture the execution state of the process in a concise form and with minimal impact...
7467331 Preservation of error data on a diskless platform  
A method for preserving error data on a computing platform that lacks non-volatile storage (e.g., a “diskless” platform) is provided. In response to detecting a platform error (e.g., automatically...
7463653 Apparatus and method for compression of the timing trace stream  
In a test and debug system, a plurality of trace streams, including a timing trace stream, are transmitted from the target processing unit to the host processing unit for analysis. The timing...
7464301 Method and apparatus for capturing and logging activities of a state machine prior to error  
A method and apparatus for capturing and logging activities of a state machine prior to error. The state machine receives a packet and processes the packet. A state machine monitor is provided for...
7461312 Digital signature generation for hardware functional test  
A Multiple Input Shift Register (MISR) is used to generate signatures, based on data from a device under test, in order to validate the proper sequence and content of the data over a defined...
7457871 System, method and program to identify failed components in storage area network  
System, method and computer program product for identifying a failed component in a system comprising application servers, storage servers and a switch fabric. The switch fabric has first ports...
7458078 Apparatus and method for autonomic hardware assisted thread stack tracking  
Method and apparatus for tracking thread stacks during a trace of a computer program. Hardware assistance mechanisms allow a processor to autonomically maintain a thread work area for each thread...
7454666 Real-time address trace generation  
A method for tracing of instructions executed by a processor is provided which includes providing a type of instruction to be traced and tracing at least one instruction corresponding to the type...
7454665 Apparatus, method and program for recording diagnostic trace information  
A method of recording diagnostic trace information is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method is provided in which metadata corresponding to each of a set of events that are subject to...
7451357 Apparatus and system for adjusting trace data granularity  
An apparatus and system are disclosed for adjusting trace data granularity. An initialization module sets a base granularity for trace data recorded for a component. A registration module...
7451358 Test executive system with automatic expression logging and parameter logging  
A test executive sequence may be created by including a plurality of test executive steps in the test executive sequence in response to user input to a sequence editor. At least a subset of the...
7447732 Recoverable return code tracking and notification for autonomic systems  
A system, method and article of manufacture return code management in autonomic systems and more particularly to managing execution of operations in data processing systems on the basis of return...
7447946 Storage of trace data within a data processing apparatus  
The present invention provides a data processing apparatus and method for storing trace data. The data processing apparatus comprises a bus operable to interconnect a number of master devices and...
7447947 System and method for economizing trace operations  
A system and method of creating trace information of an application. Trace data of the application is stored in a trace heap. Processing of stored trace data including a hard-coded string is deferred.
7444553 Tracer, tracer embedded processor, and method for operating the tracer  
A tracer includes a trace memory that is stored with trace information of the program execution status of a processor; trace information compression unit that compresses the trace information into...
7444504 Tracing through reset  
A method of tracing a data processor upon reset of the data processor. A data processor reset signal resets the data processor, part of trace collection hardware and does not reset remaining parts...
7441157 System and method for generating a chronic circuit report for use in proactive maintenance of a communication network  
A method for generating a chronic circuit report for use in maintaining a communication network is provided. The method comprises the steps of searching a database for information regarding...
7437617 Method, apparatus, and computer program product in a processor for concurrently sharing a memory controller among a tracing process and non-tracing processes using a programmable variable number of shared memory write buffers  
A method, apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed for, in a processor, concurrently sharing a memory controller among a tracing process and non-tracing processes using a programmable...
7437618 Method in a processor for dynamically during runtime allocating memory for in-memory hardware tracing  
A method, apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed in a processor for dynamically, during runtime, allocating memory for in-memory hardware tracing. The processor is included within a...
7437619 Trace reporting method and system  
A system and method for recording, storing, transferring and viewing trace data from a processor with an embedded trace macrocell. The system provides for compression of repetitive trace records...
7434108 Masking within a data processing system having applicability for a development interface  
In current real-time debug systems, debug messages are transmitted through a limited bandwidth port (18) from an integrated circuit (10) to an external development system (25). As some integrated...
7424646 Imposing a logical structure on an unstructured trace record for trace analysis  
An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for analyzing trace data that facilitates the analysis by minimizing extraneous results presented to a user. The apparatus includes a user interface...
7418635 Automatically triggered snapshot data dump for storage unit with embedded system  
In a system and method for failure analysis of a hardware system having an embedded specialized application computer as a firmware stored in a firmware memory and which controls and is part of the...
7418631 Program-controlled unit  
A program-controlled unit has debug resources for monitoring the operations proceeding within the program-controlled unit. The program-controlled unit described is distinguished by the fact that...
7412634 On-chip sampling circuit and method  
Through addressing circuitry, a sampling circuit can choose a unique internal node/signal on an encapsulated/packaged chip to be output to one or more drivers. The chosen signals available at the...
7409602 Methodology for debugging RTL simulations of processor based system on chip  
An apparatus comprising an analysis block, a graphic user interface and a memory circuit. The analysis block may be configured to generate debug information in response to (i) a command input,...
7409603 System and method for testing hardware devices  
A system for testing hardware devices applies a multi-level architecture including a Graphical User Interface (GUI) level (10), a Dynamic Link Library (DLL) level (20), and a device driving level...
7409604 Determination of related failure events in a multi-node system  
Systems and methods for determining related node failures in a multi-node system use log data obtained from the nodes. This log data is processed in various ways to indicate clusters of nodes that...
7401322 Software debugging tool  
In a method for testing computer code, each branch that occurs within the machine-readable code is located. A first tracepoint is placed immediately after the beginning of the branch and a second...
7398426 Method for capturing computer application diagnostics  
A diagnostic method in an aspect-oriented data processing environment is provided. The environment comprises a data processing system having an operating system for executing an application,...
7398429 System and method for tracing and logging for software module  
A method and system for tracing and logging for a software module is provided. The method includes the steps of detecting at least one error and analyzing at least one error message corresponding...